Statement of Intent
At Longmoor we will work hard to ensure your child is happy, stimulated, excited and challenged so that they make progress in all subjects but also aspire to be a lifelong learner. We have developed our curriculum so that all children:
- Have subjects taught based on their own ideas and questions. All teaching will incorporate their inquisitiveness and motivation to discover facts and knowledge about the world around them – both in the past, in the present and in the future.
- Develop a passion for reading through providing a broad selection of books to inspire the children, a non-fiction library and the use of Accelerated Reader to develop inference and comprehension skills.
- Embed sound mathematical skills through the use of a Mastery approach which encourages children to problem solve, explore and enjoy maths.
- Write in many different formats and genres showcasing a range of grammatical skills and using a wide range of vocabulary shared in classes.
- Opportunities to learn about a range of subjects through different experiences such as trips, WOW events, food tasting and dress up days.
- Activities to enjoy with parents and carers through parent mornings, events such as Maths Day and interactive teaching sessions.
- Enjoyment of a range of sporting activities through participation in lessons but also through involvement in clubs and competitions.
- Exciting lessons using our STEM room to promote skills in Science, Maths, Design and Technology.
- Fostering an enjoyment of the outdoors through the use of our extensive grounds and Forest Schools programme.
We want all children to develop high expectations of themselves both in their attitude and approaches to learning as well as their personal skills and self-belief. Within school we care deeply about the whole child and their mental health. Therefore we are proud to offer:
- A comprehensive Nurture and Positive Play programme.
- Pupil Premium mentors for identified children to monitor progress, attendance and attitudes to learning.
- TAs in each classroom to provide both support for the whole child – learning and their overall happiness.
- A range of after school clubs from sports to mine craft, Lego to Science.
We also encourage links with the local community and hope to help children become responsible and caring adults of the future by:
- Providing opportunities to fund raise and support a range of charities including Children in Need, The Royal British Legion and Save the Children.
- Organising a residential for all Year 6 children.
- Holding class assemblies for parents throughout the year.
- Hosting a range of Nativity and Christmas plays, Harvest Festival and end of year productions for Year 5 and 6.
- Celebrating children’s achievements during assemblies.
- Working with St Johns Church, Canaan Trust, ASDA and other community groups.
Please see individual curriculum pages for specific details on what we want all pupils to know and to be able to do, at different stages and ultimately by the time they leave school.